Friday, 15 August 2008

Take a trip on Palmerston Road

Palmerston Road E17

"It is vital that councils invest more money in keeping public walkways safe, as falls are a leading cause of death for over 75s. We also understand that older people are less likely than other age groups to seek compensation when they fall, even though suffering a fall can shatter their physical and mental well-being."

The latest figures show that more than 2,300 older people fall on broken pavements every day. Of the 609,500 who fall every year, 80,000 then become afraid to leave the house.

And where else would you expect to find this missing flagstone than in pieces by the nearest cycle stand?